Portfolio > Carolyn Cole

Taupe 61201
Mixed media on canvas
49" x 37"
Beige/Yellow 111106
Mixed media on canvas
49" x 49"
Turquoise 51306
Mixed media on canvas
49" x 37"
Light/Dark 11312
Mixed media on canvas
49" x 49"
Blue 121308
Mixed media on canvas
37" x 37"
Orange 81402
Mixed media on canvas
49" x 49"
Orange 61406
Mixed media on canvas
31" x 49"
Green 81403
Mixed media on canvas
73" x 73"
Red 101410
Mixed media on canvas
37" x 37"
Green 11402
Mixed media on canvas
41" x 41"
Red 91503
Mixed media on canvas
49" x 49"
Turquoise 21804
Mixed media on canvas
49" x 49"
Orange 51801
Mixed media on canvas
49" x 49"
Green 41801
Mixed media on canvas
61" x 49"
Blue 41802
Mixed media on canvas
61" x 49"

Carolyn Cole:

Carolyn Cole finds her voice within the rich traditions of abstraction and creates a cohesive body of work that translates into a language of intense color, sumptuous textures, and organic compositions. Color plays an important role in describing the emotional value and mood of each work. Her forms are instinctually achieved through the process of applying multiple layers of pigment, and her textured surfaces result from this process.

An honors graduate of Portland State University in 1977, her work has been exhibited all over the United States, including the Seattle Art Museum and Portland Art Museum. She spent ten years as an artist in New York City, where she exhibited extensively before settling back into the Northwest in 1991. She is represented by art galleries in Chicago, Los Angeles, Carmel, Portland, and Englewood, NJ. Her paintings are included in numerous private and public collections including former Vice President Al Gore, Gordon Seigel, president of Crate & Barrel, former Presidential Chief of Staff John Podesta, Disney Productions, Zale Corporation, IBM Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, RNM Properties, Salton, Inc., TRW Corporation, American Express, Campbell Soup Company, and the Heinz Corporation.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017: Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL
2013: Mark Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey
2012: Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2012: Gallery KH, Chicago, Illinois
2012: Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2011: Gallery KH, Chicago, Illinois
2011: Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington
2011: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2010: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2010: Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington
2010: Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2009: Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2009: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2009: Gallery KH, Chicago, Illinois
2008: Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2008: Mary Bell Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
2008: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2006: Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2006: Davis and Cline Galleries, Ashland, Oregon
2006: Cohen Rese Gallery, San Francisco, California
2006: “Infusion 3”, Deloney Newkirk Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2005: Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2004: Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2003: Highlands Sculpture Gallery, Carmel, California
2003: Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2002: Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2002: Cohen Rese Gallery, San Francisco, California
2001: Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2000: Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1998: Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1997: Cabell Gallery, Catlin-Gable School, Portland, Oregon
1996: Spokane Performing Arts Center, Spokane, Washington
1996: American Institute of Architects, Portland, Oregon
1991: 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, New York
1987: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1985: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1981: Fountain Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1979: Arts Place Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1979: Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1978: Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
1977: Anne Hughes Gallery, Portland, Oregon

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013-present: Gruen Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
2013: Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
2013: KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California
2012: AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, New York
2011: AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, New York
2010: AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, New York
2009: AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, New York
2009: Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, New York
2009: Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington
2008: Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, Florida
2008: AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, New York
2008: Art in Embassies Exhibition, American Embassy, Doha, Qatar
2007: AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, New York
2007: Red Dot Art Fair, New York, New York
2006: Mary Bell Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
2006: AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, New York
2005: AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, New York
2004: AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, New York
2004: “Gesturing,” Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2004: “Abstracte Elegant,” Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2003: Cohen Rese Gallery, San Francisco, California
2003: San Francisco International Art Fair, San Francisco, California
2002: San Francisco International Art Fair, San Francisco, California
2001: “Text,” Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2000: Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1999: “Art Slate 1998,” Condon, Oregon
1999: Ballard Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1999: “Carrying On,” Portland State University Littman Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1992: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Annual Exhibit, Brooklyn, New York
1991: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Annual Exhibit, Brooklyn, New York
1990: “Ten Downtown,” Artists in General Gallery, New York, New York
1989: La Mama Galleria, New York, New York
1988: “The All Male Feminist Show,” New Waterfront Museum, New York, New York 1989: “Curator’s Choice,” White Columns, New York, New York
1988: Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show, New York, NY
1987: “Art, Bridges, Space,” New York, New York
1986: “Ten on Eight,” New York, New York
1986: “On the Edge,” Temporary Edge Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1986: Donald Wren Gallery, New York, New York
1985: Ninth Annual Small Works Show, New York University, New York, New York
1984: “Seven New York Artists-New Abstraction,” R Street Gallery, Washington D.C.
1983: “On, Of and About Paper,” Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1982: Brooklyn Museum Annual Exhibit, Brooklyn, New York
1980: “Paper Works,” traveling exhibit to six Western States
1979: “Works on Paper,” White Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
1978: “Five Artists of Oregon,” Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon
1978: Invitational Exhibit, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
1977: “Mixed Media and Technique,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
1977: “Artists of Oregon 1977,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
1977: “In Touch: Nature, Ritual and Sensuous Art from the Northwest, Portland Center for Visual Art, Portland, Oregon
1977: “60th Annual Exhibition,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
1977: “Contemporary Issues: Works on Paper by Women,” Los Angeles, California
1976: “Artists of Oregon-Paperwork II,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

EDUCATION:

1977

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, B.A. Fine Arts, cum laude

AWARDS AND GRANTS

1988: Woodstock Art Colony, Fellowship Resident
1979: Artist Fellowship Grant, Oregon Art Commission
1979: Art in Public Places Program, Artist in Residency, Portland, Oregon
1976: Outstanding Scholar of 1976, Scholarship awarded by Women Faculty of PSU

EXHIBITION REVIEWS/ARTICLES/MEDIA

CS Interiors Magazine, Winter, 2013, p. 112, illus.

Western Art & Architecture, Oct.-Nov., 2012, p. 134, p. 135, illus.

New York Spaces Magazine, Nov.-Dec., 2012, p. 22, illus.

Psychologie Gerontologique, image of painting on book cover, Cheneliere-Education, Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, (2012) Suits, Season 2, Episode 211, (2012) Ralph Lauren Magazine, February, 2011, p. 3, illus.

Art World News, Dec.-Jan., 2010, p. 42, illus.

Architectural Digest Magazine, March, 2010, p. 108-109, illus.

Oregon Artbeat, video aired in Feb. 2010, Oregon Public Broadcast Ping-Pong, An Art and Literary Journal of the Henry Miller Memorial Library, 2010, Big Sur, California, p.42-43, illus.

Oregon Home, March/April, 2008, p. 72, illus. Art Star Radio, interview with Eva Lake, October, 2006, Portland, Oregon Monterey County Herald, August, 2006, p. 28, illus.

PSU Magazine, Fall, 2005, p.30, illus.

Portland Monthly, February, 2005, p.114, illus.

Pottery Barn, 2005 winter catalog, p. 58, illus.

Eureka Vacuum Cleaners 2005 television commercial, illus.

Carber,Kristine M., “Auntie Mame Modern,” San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, California (June 30, 2004), illus.

San Francisco International Art Fair Catalog, 2004, illus.

Robbins, Essentials of Organizational Behavior, image of painting on book cover, Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (2004) Preston, Computers in a Changing Society, image of painting on book cover, Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, (2004) Design Within Reach, 2003 catalog, p. 61, illus.

Tom Palmer, American Art Collector—Book One, Alcove Books, Berkeley, California (2004) Speer, Richard, Art Review, Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon, (February 12. 2003) Art Review, Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon, (May, 2001) Art Review, Portland Tribune, Portland, Oregon, (May, 2001), illus.

The Editors of House Beautiful, Bathrooms, (1999), illus.

Bonasinga, Kate, Art Review, Willamette Week, (June 24, 1998) p.67, illus.

The Editors of House Beautiful, Bedrooms, (1996), illus.

Gragg, Randy, “Contacts Established, Two Artists Head for Home,” The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, (November, 1990) Bisson, Mariella, “Art, Bridges, Space,” Catalog for curated exhibition, Brooklyn, New York, (1987) Art Review, New York Newsday, (May 11, 1986) Watson, Brett, “Soho to Dumbo,” On the Avenue, New York, New York, (February, 1986), Art Review, The Phoenix, Brooklyn, New York, (October 9, 1985), illus.

Whitenack, Michael, “Paperworks,” Catalog by Visual Arts Resources, Eugene, Oregon, for traveling exhibition, (1980-83), illus.

Kuo, Susanna, “Report from Distaff Side,” Willamette Week, (March 7, 1978), Walsh, Mike, “Homage to Eros,” Artweek, (April 1, 1978), Hull, Roger, Art Review, The Oregon Statesman, (December 2, 1977), illus.

Art Review, The Daily Barometer, Corvallis, Oregon (September 22, 1977), illus.

Hull, Roger, “Two Women’s Art: A Personal Response, A Violent Outburst,” The Oregonian (January 16, 1977),illus.

Tsurutani, Diane M., “Oregon Group Exhibition Mixed Media and Techniques” Catalog by Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, (January, 1977), Illus.

Sutinen, Paul, Art Review, Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon (January 10, 1977), illus. Hull, Roger, “Art Views-A Sensuous, Stimulating Look at Art of the Northwest,” The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon (October, 1976) Lippard, Lucy, “In Touch: Nature, Ritual and Sensuous Art from the Northwest,” Art in American, (March, 1977), illus..

“The Art of Carolyn Cole,” Spectrum Magazine, Portland, Oregon (Spring, 1977) illus. Brodsky, Judith K., “Contemporary Issues: Works on Paper by Women,” Catalog for national invitational traveling exhibit sponsored by The Women’s Caucus for Art, (1977), illus.

Tarzan, Delores, “Northwest Art Sensuous in Portland Show,” The Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington, (October 3, 1976) Jenkins, Donald, “Paperworks II,” Catalog, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon Knapp, Robert, “Invisible Provinces,” Encore Magazine, (October, 1976) Kelley, Claire C., “Sense and Sensuality in Northwest Art,” Artweek, (October 23, 1976), illus.

SELECTED PRIVATE/PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Attorney General of Washington, Seattle, Washington American Express, New York, New York Asia Europe America Bank, Seattle, Washington Bankers Trust Bank, New York, New York Banque Indosuez, New York, New York Boutwell, Beard & Grimes, Portland, Oregon Brown, Tarlow, Smith & Bridges, Newberg, Oregon (several paintings) Bullivant, Houser, Bailey PC, Portland, Oregon (several paintings) Campbell Soup Company, Camden, New Jersey (several paintings) CIGNA Corporation, New York, New York City Commissioner Charles Jordan, Portland, Oregon City of Portland, Oregon (several paintings) Tyler Comann, San Francisco, California (several paintings) Bill Draper, Draper Richards, LP, San Francisco, California Emmanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon Facilities West, for Pacificorp, Portland, Oregon (several paintings) First American Title Corporation, Los Angeles, California Senator Al Gore, Nashville, Tennessee General Catalyst, Cambridge, Massachusetts Governor’s Mansion, Salem, Oregon Graphic Ink & Chemical, Chicago, Illinois Hanlon Brown Design, Portland, Oregon Hannah Anderson Designs, Portland, Oregon Health Resources, Tualatin, Oregon Henshaw & Culbertson, Boston, Massachusetts The Heinz Corporation, Los Angeles, California IBM Corporation, New York, New York (several paintings) IBM Corporation, Milford, Connecticut Iwan, Cray, Chicago, Illinois (several paintings) Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon (several paintings) Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon (several paintings) Lord & Taylor Department Store, New York, New York (several paintings) Manufacturers Hanover Trust, New York, New York Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehih, Portland, Oregon (several paintings) Marshal Erdman Co, Madison, Wisconsin Meyer Memorial Trust Miller, Nash, Portland, Oregon NERCO, Portland, Oregon Nuveen Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, Oregon The Pacific Institute, Seattle, Washington Paragon Restaurant, Portland, Oregon Perkins, Coie, LLP, Portland, Oregon John Podesta, Washington D.C.

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus, Portland, Oregon Portland State University, Portland, Oregon The Pratt Company, San Francisco, California RNM Properties, San Francisco, California Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, Portland, Oregon (several paintings) Salton, Inc., Lake Forest, Illinois Gordon Segal, Crate & Barrel, Chicago, Illinois Jordan Schnitzer, Portland, Oregon Santharam Shekar, San Rafael, California SEM Group, Denver, Colorado Stoll and Stoll, Portland, Oregon Southeastern Banking Corporation, New York, New York TCDI Corporation, Ashville, North Carolina Titan Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco, California (several paintings) TRW Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio Walt Disney Productions, Los Angeles, California (several paintings) Zale Corporation, New York, New York